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Acne is a common skin condition that causes spots on the face, neck, back or chest. These spots can be whiteheads, blackheads or inflamed, pus-filled pimples. Acne is caused by bacteria that can grow inside the pores of the skin when they become blocked. These bacteria can produce substances that damage the skin, leading to a build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria, which can then form a pimple or nodule in the skin.

  • whiteheads — small white spots under the surface of the skin
  • blackheads — small, blocked pores with a black ‘plug’
  • pimples — inflamed red spots which can have yellow pus in the middle
  • nodules — large red bumps under the skin which can be painful

Adult acne, also called hormonal acne, is acne that continues past the age of around 18 to 20 or starts when someone is in their early twenties but can appear at anytime throughout your life. This is due to hormonal shift in your body, commonly seen in pregnancy.

Acne vulgaris generally affects teenagers and continues for 3 to 5 years although it can sometimes carry on for longer.

Some people have a mild form of acne, with only occasional spots or outbreaks, while others have more severe acne, with large areas of the face and body affected. Acne is more common in women than in men.

Occasional spots or pimples are not considered to be acne.

Acne can make someone feel unhappy about their appearance, develop poor self-esteem and not want to be around other people.

Our advanced technology at Skinfit and natural skincare products will help your skin achieve its natural balance and enable your skin to be resilient to future breakouts.

We recommend:

  • Skin journey to determine your treatment plan and homecare routine
  • Customised facial services
  • LED therapy to help reduce the surface bacteria and inflammation in the skin

IPL acne facial – 415nm Blue light is passed over the acne affected skin reducing the bacteria. 6-8 treatments 5 days apart will reduce inflammation and excess oil excretion.

Suggested Products

Each skin is individual in its needs and concerns. The products listed are suggestions and generally best suited to help with your skin concern. Your skin concerns are not limited to these products suggested. Skinfit recommends a skin consultation or front counter skin consultation to have a discussion with a skin specialist to create a customised skin prescription for you to optimise your skincare products and receive the best skin results.